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Posted by juliasflorist on October 31, 2016 | Last Updated: October 15, 2020 Uncategorized

Traditions and Thanksgiving Customs

Thanksgiving is a holiday born out of meaningful tradition and sentiments. The gathering commonly accepted as representing the first Thanksgiving meal took place in Plymouth Meeting, Massachusetts in 1621. The Pilgrims wished to express gratitude for a successful first harvest and invited the local Wampanoag Indians who had assisted them with growing the abundant food. To this day, we still gather with family and friends to show our appreciation for their love and support, as well as to recognize the many good things in our lives. At Julia’s Florist, we are proud that we have participated in Wilmington area Thanksgiving customs for over 25 years.

Inviting someone into your home is considered an act of fellowship and friendship, and throughout history, people have gathered around a table to celebrate any meaningful occasion. The people around your Thanksgiving table are often those most special to you. Seasonal flowers and bouquets that exude all the warmth of the holiday – exhibiting rich reds, oranges, and yellows – are the perfect accompaniment to such a celebration, adding hospitality and ambiance to your home.

thanksgiving customs
thanksgiving customs

Show Your Gratitude

If you are a guest at someone else’s dinner, thank them for all their hard work and hospitality with a bouquet of gorgeous fall flowers.

Wilmington area families report many of the same Thanksgiving customs as people across the country. Large meals with favorite foods, watching the Macy’s Day Parade, football ¬†marathons, and long after-dinner walks top the list of traditional Thanksgiving activities, although in recent years, many families have added shopping to that list, heading out to the stores after cleaning up from the meal!

This Thanksgiving, fill your home with the color and vibrancy of the holiday, with fresh flowers from Julia’s Florist, Order early, and check a to-do off your list. From our family to yours, we wish ou a very Happy and meaningful Thanksgiving with those you love.